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Post date: 02/27/2011 - 16:05

Carlesberg and the Cardinal Workers

The fate of certain employees of Cardinal, including the production site at Fribourg, remains unresolved. 15% of them have not yet found employment. A statement presented at the annual review of Feldschlösschen, which also displays an overall volume decrease, while the parent company Carlsberg saw its profit jump

The fate of certain employees of Cardinal, including the production site at Fribourg, remains unresolved. 15% of them have not yet found employment. A statement presented at the annual review of Feldschlösschen, which also displays an overall volume decrease, while the parent company Carlsberg saw its profit jump

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In an interview broadcast Monday Agefi, boss Feldschlösschen Thomas Metzger gave details on the fate of employees of Cardinal. "Of the 57 employees who remained after the set early retirement, nearly 20% have found employment outside the group, 65% have decided to continue with us. We are talking about aves the remaining 15%.
Thomas Metzger has also announced its intention to develop the brand Cardinal. "2011 is a year of capacity, with product launches and commitments as a sponsor. We have also to renew our partnership with HC Fribourg-Gottéron.
The group had announced in August the closing of the brewery Fribourg. The beer production will be transferred in June to Rheinfelden, to group activities Feldschlösschen.
Overall volume down
Aargau The brewer has not escaped last year with the negative trend for Swiss beers. The group accused an overall volume decrease of 0.3% in 2010, while the Swiss beer market grew by 1%. The subsidiary of Danish group Carlsberg is still slightly better than the aggregate domestic production, which fell 0.5%.
The Swiss market growth is due solely to imports, which continue to gain ground (+6.7%). The overall Swiss market for beer has benefited the first half of the good weather and the football World Cup.
Bad weather and the newly introduced smoking bans have instead weighed on the course of business during the second half of the year, the company said. Turnover fell 2.3%, reported Feldschlösschen, which does not give detailed figures.
Jump in earnings for Carlsberg
For its part, the parent company Carlsberg World number four in the sector, posted 2010 earnings rose across the board, "she said Monday. Net income jumped 48.5% to 5.35 billion kronor (927 million francs). The group achieved this performance despite a stagnation in sales (+1% to 60.1 billion crowns).
The figures are still lower than analysts' expectations. Carlsberg said it increased its market share in most of its activities, particularly in Northern Europe and the West. The company expects a slight improvement in the markets in 2011, particularly in Eastern Europe, where it expects "a return to growth in the Russian market."

Link to site against Closure http://www.sauvons-cardinal.ch/

Link to the report on the case by Swiss trade union UNIA http://www.unia.ch/Cardinal.4790.0.html?&L=1